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  Topic: Rest in Peace to Another Pioneer
dodgerblue6

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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/19/19 1:12 pm   Subject: Rest in Peace to Another Pioneer
I know, I know, I'm breaking my own rule of separate threads for non-Hall of Famers, but this one I felt deserved special mention.

The great Don Newcombe has left us at age 91. May he rest in et ...
  Topic: Hot Stove - 2018-19
dodgerblue6

Replies: 36
Views: 80

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/19/19 1:11 pm   Subject: Hot Stove - 2018-19
Whoa!!!!! I guess that "aggressive push" paid off because they just signed Manny for ten years! Surprised Surprised Surprised
  Topic: Two Retirements Announced - After '19 Season
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/19/19 8:09 am   Subject: Two Retirements Announced - After '19 Season
And both have excelled at their crafts:

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia

Jints manager Bruce Bochy

Congratulations to both. Please, Battery Chuckers, don't rise to the occasion to make Boch's far ...
  Topic: Presidents and Baseball
dodgerblue6

Replies: 20
Views: 337

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/19/19 7:53 am   Subject: Presidents and Baseball
And here we are once again, a year later.
  Topic: Farewell, DL
dodgerblue6

Replies: 0
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 2/18/19 8:41 pm   Subject: Farewell, DL
Backtracking on another announcement that was made during our "down week"--[url=https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/goodbye-to-the-dl-mlb-to-change-name-of-disabled-list-to-injured-list-repor ...
  Topic: Mid-Winter Thrills! - And Beyond - 2019
dodgerblue6

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 2/16/19 9:17 am   Subject: Mid-Winter Thrills! - And Beyond - 2019
And it was a [url=https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/aztecs/sd-sp-college-baseball-sdsu-aztecs-usd-toreros-0215-story.html]successful opening night for our two local teams--despite cool and d ...
  Topic: Mid-Winter Thrills! - And Beyond - 2019
dodgerblue6

Replies: 4
Views: 8

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Fri 2/15/19 6:49 pm   Subject: Mid-Winter Thrills! - And Beyond - 2019
And we're just minutes away from the first pitch! Very Happy
  Topic: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2018-19
dodgerblue6

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 2/14/19 10:58 pm   Subject: F.O./Managerial/Coaching Moves - 2018-19
The Marlins have [url=https://www.mlb.com/marlins/news/jorge-posada-joins-marlins-front-office-c303840632]hired Jorge Posada as a special advisor to baseball operations.
  Topic: Offseason Passings - 2018-19
dodgerblue6

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 2/14/19 10:48 pm   Subject: Offseason Passings - 2018-19
Former Pirates pitcher Bob Friend passed away at age 88 on February 3.

May he rest in peace.
  Topic: Strike Out Slavery
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 2/14/19 10:44 pm   Subject: Strike Out Slavery
I know, it's kind of an unimaginative name for the organization, but it addresses a serious issue that's quite sobering, and I'm glad to see increased awareness throughout baseball of this problem.
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  Topic: Heart-Shaped (Batter's) Box
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Thu 2/14/19 10:15 am   Subject: Heart-Shaped (Batter's) Box
Here we are at the intersection of love and baseball. Happy Valentine's Day!
  Topic: Mid-Winter Thrills! - And Beyond - 2019
dodgerblue6

Replies: 4
Views: 8

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Wed 2/13/19 11:36 pm   Subject: Mid-Winter Thrills! - And Beyond - 2019
It's what we relish, and now, that date is almost upon us--dos mas dias until Opening Night of NCAA baseball!

And with Oregon State defending their CWS title, there is hope in the Pac-12 and much e ...
  Topic: Standardizing Rules, Revisited
dodgerblue6

Replies: 25
Views: 228

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Wed 2/13/19 10:49 pm   Subject: Standardizing Rules, Revisited
Well, here we are in another year with yet another discussion of the DH in the NL. I know the discussion never ends, it only takes a break, and everyone seems resigned to the fact that the DH will so ...
  Topic: P & C Report - 2019
dodgerblue6

Replies: 0
Views: 1

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Wed 2/13/19 10:26 pm   Subject: P & C Report - 2019
Amidst all the other baseball news this week, there's that...workouts starting in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues.
  Topic: Foul Ball Injuries
dodgerblue6

Replies: 25
Views: 482

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Wed 2/13/19 10:13 pm   Subject: Foul Ball Injuries
"Out of respect" doesn't say much for me. I understand not reporting "injuries", but deaths at a major league stadium, particularly having to do with something from the field of p ...
  Topic: Cubs Controversy
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
Views: 3

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/12/19 9:43 pm   Subject: Cubs Controversy
One of the uglier stories of last week (when this forum was on "down time") involved the emails from within involving Ricketts family, owners of the Cubs, were revealed to contain disparagin ...
  Topic: Rest in Peace Robby
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/12/19 9:36 pm   Subject: Rest in Peace Robby
Thanks for getting that one up, Cath. A true trailblazer, and yet another star of my childhood, gone. Sad

Hall of Famer [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/frank-robinson-dies/c-303656538]Frank Robinson ...
  Topic: Relievers Starting by Plan
dodgerblue6

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/12/19 9:32 pm   Subject: Relievers Starting by Plan
LOL! I loved that, too!

I'm sure Clayton feels the same.
  Topic: Baseball Con Arguello, 2019 Edition
dodgerblue6

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/12/19 9:30 pm   Subject: Baseball Con Arguello, 2019 Edition
What a feel good story!

Congratulations to Panama--winners of the Caribbean Series for the first time since 1960!
  Topic: MLB Investigates Mariners
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/12/19 9:30 pm   Subject: MLB Investigates Mariners
Thanks for helping me catch up, Cath! Smile
  Topic: DOWN TIME!
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
Views: 5

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sun 2/10/19 3:30 pm   Subject: DOWN TIME!
I apologize for the down time as there was a malfunction for a few days. Due to my schedule, I didn't get around to addressing it until today.
  Topic: Baseball Con Arguello, 2019 Edition
dodgerblue6

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/5/19 1:31 am   Subject: Baseball Con Arguello, 2019 Edition
Day 1 results:

D.R. 3, P.R. 1
Venezuela 5, MX 1

Tuesday's games:

Cuba vs. MX
P.R. vs. Panama
  Topic: Foul Ball Injuries
dodgerblue6

Replies: 25
Views: 482

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Tue 2/5/19 1:06 am   Subject: Foul Ball Injuries
Nearly a year has passed since I posted about teams extending their nettings in an attempt to minimize foul ball injuries.

Unfortunately, the rarity of a death resulting from a foul ball injury i ...
  Topic: The Future of MLB Scouting
dodgerblue6

Replies: 0
Views: 2

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 2/4/19 5:31 pm   Subject: The Future of MLB Scouting
Are on-field scouts being eliminated within MLB organizations?That's a question raised in The fear within the scouting world is that all teams will soon follow the lead of the Astros, who in an attemp ...
  Topic: Best Wishes/Thoughts and Prayers, and Updates
dodgerblue6

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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 2/4/19 5:04 pm   Subject: Best Wishes/Thoughts and Prayers, and Updates
K.J. actually underwent two heart surgeries this offseason, so I'm hoping he's back in form this year--and more important that he's healthy enough to enjoy life with his beautiful family.

On a sa ...
  Topic: Grid to Diamond
dodgerblue6

Replies: 9
Views: 102

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Mon 2/4/19 5:02 pm   Subject: Grid to Diamond
After watching Tom Brady win yet another Super Bowl yesterday, I remembered that at one time he had a promising future in baseball (and yes, we'll never forget his alma mater--San Mateo Serra!). :ev ...
  Topic: Groundhog Day in Baseball - 2019
dodgerblue6

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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 2/2/19 11:30 pm   Subject: Groundhog Day in Baseball - 2019
They're saying it will be an early spring this year. We shall see.

Let the rest of the country catch up when it can!

Meanwhile, that little critter has seen its shadow...

https://sports.cbsi ...
  Topic: Baseball Con Arguello, 2019 Edition
dodgerblue6

Replies: 5
Views: 6

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 2/2/19 9:45 am   Subject: Baseball Con Arguello, 2019 Edition
It gets underway today!

Due to unrest in Venezuela, whose turn it was to host this year's Caribbean Series, the [url=https://www.mlb.com/news/caribbean-series-relocated-to-panama/c-303256992]Seri ...
  Topic: Tết and Baseball
dodgerblue6

Replies: 2
Views: 4

PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 2/2/19 9:39 am   Subject: Tết and Baseball
Laughing Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Artifact From WWI Baseball History
dodgerblue6

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Talkin' Baseball   Posted: Sat 2/2/19 9:25 am   Subject: Artifact From WWI Baseball History
[url=https://baseballhall.org/discover/short-stops/world-war-one-history-preserved-at-hof]Another good read from the Baseball Hall of Fame site.
 
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